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Is Fertilizer a Public or Private Good in Africa? An Opinion Piece

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Christina H. Gladwin, Alan Randall, Andrew Schmitz, and G. Edward Schuh Traditionally, fertilizer has been treated by economists as a private, not public, good [1]. Soil scientist Pedro Sanchez and researchers… Read More

Gender-Sensitive LP Models in Soil Fertility Research for Smallholder Farmers: Reaching De Jure Female Headed Households in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Maxwell Mudhara, Peter. E. Hildebrand, and Christina. H. Gladwin Introduction Zimbabwe faces a challenge in meeting food requirements of its 12 million people. The population is growing at three percent… Read More

AgroForestry Innovations in Africa: Can They Improve Soil Fertility on Women Farmers’ Fields?

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Christina H. Gladwin, Jennifer S. Peterson, and Robert Uttaro Abstract Most observers agree that the verdict is still out for agroforestry innovations known as improved fallows, which may take a… Read More

Gendered Scripts and Declining Soil Fertility in Southern Ethiopia

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Michael Dougherty Abstract Enset (Ensete ventricosum) is a banana-like plant grown throughout the Southern Highlands of Ethiopia as the major staple food crop by many cultural groups. The issue… Read More

Diminishing Choices: Gender, Small Bags of Fertilizer, and Household Food Security Decisions in Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Robert P. Uttaro Abstract This paper examines two decisions farmers in southern Malawi make every planting season: whether or not to acquire increasingly expensive chemical fertilizers and whether or… Read More

Gender and Soil Fertility Management in Mbale District, Southeastern Uganda

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Abe Goldman and Kathleen Heldenbrand Introduction This paper explores gender-related aspects of agriculture and agricultural change in a densely populated, high potential area in eastern Uganda, particularly in relation… Read More

Gender and Soil Fertility in Uganda: A Comparison of Soil Fertility Indicators for Women and Men’s Agricultural Plots

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Peter Nkedi-Kizza, Jacob Aniku, Kafui Awuma, and Christina H. Gladwin Abstract The removal of subsidy under the structural adjustment programs of the World Bank has increased the cost of fertilizers… Read More

Gender and Soil Fertility in Africa: Introduction

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Christina H. Gladwin Abstract Soil fertility is the number-one natural resource in Africa; yet its depletion on smallholder farms has led to stagnant or decreasing per capita food production… Read More